Cox sues CDK, cites anticompetitive practices
In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anticompetitive business practices.
On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles...
Autoliv expects to complete spinoff of electronics business next year
Autoliv expects the spinoff of its electronics business to be completed next year. Its airbag and seat belt business will operate under the Autoliv name.
GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to...
VW expects diesel scandal costs to fall to as low as $4.7B in 2018
VW expects cash outflows of $4.7 billion to 5.9 billion next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from 17 billion euros this year.
GM making big changes to lighten pickups
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited...
After split, Delphi looks to the future
Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the...
Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies
Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.
Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores
Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota...
Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
Dealers' optimism strongest in the South
Dealers are positive about the next quarter, but that optimism varies widely by region, a Cox Automotive survey found.
Marketplace showcases GM's remote update capability
Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when...
Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive
Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.
Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.
Industry right-sizes its stocks
Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.
Intel-Nvidia rivalry gets chippy
Trying to figure out who is in the lead takes patience and math skills.
Toyota to use Olympic campaign to explain mobility vision
Heeding a call to action from President Akio Toyoda, Toyota marketers are leveraging an eight-year Olympic sponsorship deal and its first global campaign to lay out its...
Bilingual staff just the start to success
Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.
Auto, battery makers investing in small Canadian cobalt, lithium miners
Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and batteries.
VW reforms compliance system to avoid another scandal
VW's new anti-corruption czar has reorganized the company's compliance system as he seeks to eliminate a culture of silence that helped diesel emissions cheating remain...
An 'olive branch' for BMW dealers
BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.
Ford will test Internet sales models in China
Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.
Subaru doesn't need cars for holiday boost
For the second year in a row, Subaru of America's year-end marketing event doesn't include its vehicles.
VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany, paper says
VW executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the U.S. for his role in the automaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, a report said.
Nissan's robotaxi field-test to be challenge to Waymo
Nissan steps its challenge to Waymo in the race for self-driving cars with plans to field-test robotaxis in downtown Yokohama early next year.
Paralympics bring home Toyota message
Many of the devices and mobility concepts the company is highlighting addresses the challenges of personal mobility, including for the elderly, those recovering from an...
Tennessee plant may be VW's EV factory
By building EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen is hoping to get a better return on its billion-dollar investment in the facility.
Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans
Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign...
Mayors, industry press Congress to keep EV rebate in final tax bill
Electric vehicle and clean-energy proponents are urging Congress to preserve a consumer tax credit they insist is critical to mass adoption of the technology.
Canadian ambassador to U.S. hopeful for NAFTA deal by March
Canada's ambassador to the U.S. said he thinks reaching a March target to revamp NAFTA is still possible.